The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
Rank 353 331 302
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 259 334 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.65% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.69% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 226 226
Median daily rate £385 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 16
Median hourly rate £24.69 £21.00 £33.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.57% -37.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.10 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £41.15 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £28.77
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -27.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 244 £375 +2.73% 124
London -3 123 £400 +4.57% 54
South East +2 51 £375 +8.69% 30
North West +22 19 £420 +23.52% 7
Surrey -3 19 £400 +21.21% 6
City of London -9 17 £363 -12.12% 12
Hampshire +13 14 £300 -25.00% 11
Manchester +10 11 £450 +32.35% 6
South West -13 11 £543 +49.86% 3
Yorkshire +15 10 £338 +3.84% 5
South Yorkshire +8 10 £338 -8.78% 2
Sheffield +9 9 £350 -15.66% 2
West Midlands +6 8 £250 -33.33% 4
Epsom +5 8 - - 1
Scotland +1 8 £345 -9.80% 3
East of England -8 8 £200 - 19
East Midlands +4 7 £313 -10.71% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 7 £250 +53.84%
Tyne and Wear -11 7 £250 +53.84%
North East -14 7 £250 +80.18%
Devon - 7 £544 -
Plymouth - 7 £544 -
Croydon +9 6 £468 +24.66%
Berkshire +7 6 £550 +29.41% 4
Oxfordshire -2 6 £375 +87.50% 2
Oxford +4 5 £375 +87.50%
Cambridgeshire -1 5 £180 -10.00% 10
Glasgow +3 4 £350 +1.44%
Liverpool - 4 £388 - 1
Windsor - 4 £550 -

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 435 (65.32%) Linux
2 239 (35.89%) Red Hat
3 204 (30.63%) VMware
4 193 (28.98%) Windows
5 191 (28.68%) Unix
6 178 (26.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 164 (24.62%) Puppet
8 126 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 121 (18.17%) Bash Shell
10 114 (17.12%) Active Directory
11 112 (16.82%) Finance
12 102 (15.32%) Solaris
13 100 (15.02%) DNS
14 97 (14.56%) Perl
15 93 (13.96%) Python
16 92 (13.81%) Apache
16 92 (13.81%) Oracle
17 85 (12.76%) DevOps
18 80 (12.01%) Windows Server
19 78 (11.71%) Firewall
20 77 (11.56%) CentOS
21 74 (11.11%) Veritas
22 73 (10.96%) SAN
23 72 (10.81%) Configuration Management
24 70 (10.51%) ITIL
25 69 (10.36%) Ansible
26 68 (10.21%) Security Cleared
27 66 (9.91%) Cisco
28 65 (9.76%) Microsoft
29 64 (9.61%) PowerShell

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 92 (13.81%) Apache
2 56 (8.41%) Tomcat
3 27 (4.05%) MS Exchange
4 24 (3.60%) IIS
4 24 (3.60%) JBoss
5 23 (3.45%) nginx
6 19 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (2.10%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.80%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.65%) Confluence
11 6 (0.90%) iPlanet
11 6 (0.90%) SAS
12 5 (0.75%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (0.75%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.60%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.80%) MS Office
3 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.45%) MS Project
5 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.30%) HFM
2 2 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) RMDS
3 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 61 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.45%) Office 365
4 15 (2.25%) GitHub
5 10 (1.50%) SaaS
6 9 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.35%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.05%) IaaS
9 5 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.60%) Route 53
10 4 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.45%) Boomi
11 3 (0.45%) G Suite
12 2 (0.30%) PaaS
13 1 (0.15%) Slack
13 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 100 (15.02%) DNS
2 78 (11.71%) Firewall
3 73 (10.96%) SAN
4 56 (8.41%) LDAP
5 52 (7.81%) TCP/IP
6 42 (6.31%) DHCP
7 34 (5.11%) NAS
8 27 (4.05%) Internet
9 22 (3.30%) LAN
9 22 (3.30%) WAN
10 21 (3.15%) SSH
11 20 (3.00%) VPN
12 16 (2.40%) Network Security
13 15 (2.25%) VLAN
14 14 (2.10%) Kerberos
15 13 (1.95%) Ethernet
15 13 (1.95%) HTTP
16 12 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (1.80%) FTP
16 12 (1.80%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.11%) MySQL
2 29 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (3.90%) SQL Server
4 17 (2.55%) Hadoop
5 16 (2.40%) Big Data
6 8 (1.20%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.90%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.75%) Cloudera CDH
9 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.60%) HBase
10 4 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.60%) Pentaho
11 3 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.45%) DataStage
11 3 (0.45%) GIS
11 3 (0.45%) InterSystems Cache
11 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (7.06%) Jenkins
2 34 (5.11%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.70%) Subversion
4 17 (2.55%) JIRA
4 17 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (1.50%) Hudson
7 8 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.75%) GitLab
8 5 (0.75%) Gradle
9 4 (0.60%) Maven
9 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.45%) gulp
10 3 (0.45%) Selenium
11 2 (0.30%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.30%) GoCD
11 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 112 (16.82%) Finance
2 37 (5.56%) Banking
3 18 (2.70%) Legal
4 14 (2.10%) Law
5 12 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.35%) Back Office
9 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.75%) Advertising
10 5 (0.75%) Marketing
11 4 (0.60%) Electronics
11 4 (0.60%) Retail
12 3 (0.45%) Games
12 3 (0.45%) Publishing
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.15%) Front Office
14 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.45%) Middleware
2 16 (2.40%) LAMP
3 13 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (1.95%) HTML
4 11 (1.65%) Web Services
5 8 (1.20%) .NET
5 8 (1.20%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (1.05%) Node.js
6 7 (1.05%) SAML
7 6 (0.90%) J2EE
7 6 (0.90%) REST
8 4 (0.60%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.60%) HTML5
8 4 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (0.60%) XML
9 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.45%) Browserify
9 3 (0.45%) OAuth
9 3 (0.45%) RESTful
9 3 (0.45%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.45%) Clustering
4 22 (3.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 13 (1.95%) Replication
6 12 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.05%) EMC VNX
8 7 (1.05%) Fintech
8 7 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.75%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.60%) NHS
10 4 (0.60%) PKI
11 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.45%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.45%) RIA
11 3 (0.45%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.30%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.30%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 435 (65.32%) Linux
2 193 (28.98%) Windows
3 191 (28.68%) Unix
4 178 (26.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 102 (15.32%) Solaris
6 80 (12.01%) Windows Server
7 77 (11.56%) CentOS
8 53 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 52 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (6.61%) Ubuntu
11 26 (3.90%) AIX
12 22 (3.30%) Debian
12 22 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (3.15%) SUSE
13 21 (3.15%) Windows 7
14 14 (2.10%) HPUX
15 10 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (1.50%) Windows XP
16 9 (1.35%) Windows 10
17 7 (1.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (12.76%) DevOps
2 72 (10.81%) Configuration Management
3 70 (10.51%) ITIL
4 46 (6.91%) Change Management
5 43 (6.46%) Migration
6 33 (4.95%) Change Control
6 33 (4.95%) High Availability
7 32 (4.80%) Load Balancing
8 31 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (4.35%) Service Delivery
10 27 (4.05%) Problem Management
11 25 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (3.00%) Open Source
13 20 (3.00%) Server Building
14 18 (2.70%) Virtual Environments
15 16 (2.40%) Data Management
16 15 (2.25%) Low Latency
16 15 (2.25%) Performance Management
17 14 (2.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 121 (18.17%) Bash Shell
2 97 (14.56%) Perl
3 93 (13.96%) Python
4 64 (9.61%) PowerShell
5 60 (9.01%) SQL
6 58 (8.71%) Shell Script
7 36 (5.41%) Java
8 26 (3.90%) PHP
9 23 (3.45%) Ruby
10 18 (2.70%) C++
11 14 (2.10%) JavaScript
12 10 (1.50%) Korn
13 9 (1.35%) C
14 8 (1.20%) AWK
14 8 (1.20%) C#
14 8 (1.20%) sed
14 8 (1.20%) VB
15 5 (0.75%) C-shell
15 5 (0.75%) VBScript
16 3 (0.45%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 68 (10.21%) Security Cleared
2 50 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.10%) CCNA
5 12 (1.80%) MCSE
6 10 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.35%) RHCSA
8 8 (1.20%) CCNP
9 7 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.05%) RHCE
10 6 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.75%) Degree
12 4 (0.60%) CCA
12 4 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.30%) CISSP
14 2 (0.30%) MCITP
14 2 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.95%) SLA
2 10 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.20%) QA
4 7 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) BS25999
6 2 (0.30%) GCP
7 1 (0.15%) BS7799
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 126 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (17.12%) Active Directory
3 40 (6.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 36 (5.41%) NFS
5 33 (4.95%) Docker
6 29 (4.35%) vSphere
7 25 (3.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 24 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (3.45%) Veritas File System
10 18 (2.70%) VMware ESX
11 14 (2.10%) Hyper-V
11 14 (2.10%) KVM
11 14 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (1.95%) Samba
13 8 (1.20%) Postfix
13 8 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (1.20%) VMware Server
13 8 (1.20%) XenApp
14 6 (0.90%) FreeRADIUS
14 6 (0.90%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 164 (24.62%) Puppet
2 69 (10.36%) Ansible
3 61 (9.16%) Nagios
4 55 (8.26%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (5.26%) SCCM
6 28 (4.20%) NetBackup
7 15 (2.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 15 (2.25%) WSUS
8 13 (1.95%) logstash
9 12 (1.80%) Kibana
10 11 (1.65%) Red Hat Satellite
11 9 (1.35%) SCOM
12 8 (1.20%) Graphite
12 8 (1.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 7 (1.05%) Salt
13 7 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (1.05%) yum
14 6 (0.90%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.90%) HAProxy
15 5 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 239 (35.89%) Red Hat
2 204 (30.63%) VMware
3 92 (13.81%) Oracle
4 74 (11.11%) Veritas
5 66 (9.91%) Cisco
6 65 (9.76%) Microsoft
7 55 (8.26%) HP
7 55 (8.26%) Sun
8 40 (6.01%) EMC
8 40 (6.01%) IBM
9 34 (5.11%) NetApp
10 32 (4.80%) Symantec
11 25 (3.75%) Splunk
12 23 (3.45%) Citrix
13 18 (2.70%) ServiceNow
14 13 (1.95%) Dell
15 9 (1.35%) F5
15 9 (1.35%) Veeam
16 8 (1.20%) Cloudera
16 8 (1.20%) CommVault
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + None
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
London Business School
Rate: £23000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Whiteley, Hampshire, UK
Leidos
Posted: 23 days ago